Abomasnow [QC 1/2] [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Leaf Storm
move 3: Earth Power / Focus Blast
move 4: Giga Drain / Focus Blast
item: Choice Specs
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Modest
evs: 132 HP / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Abomasnow, when paired with Choice Specs, becomes one of the most difficult Pokemon to switch into in the RU tier. Abomasnow is able to get past many of the tier walls due to its excellent coverage and ability to negate Leftovers with Hail. Abomasnow's dual STAB coverage is only resisted in the tier by Steel and Fire-types, many of which do not appreciate switching into Abomasnows other coverage moves while taking Hail chips. Earth Power itself is excellent coverage as it hits those aforementioned Steel and Fire types that like to try and switch into Abomasnow, such as Copperajah, Salazzle, and Ninetales. Alternatively, Focus Blast provides the same coverage against Steel types, while providing super effective coverage against Abomasnow's most common switchin, Snorlax. Giga Drain is a secondary Grass STAB that gives Abomasnow a bit of longevity while also allowing Abomasnow to stay in after clicking its STAB move in a trade off for significantly less initial power. The Speed EVs allow for Abomasnow to outpace Claydol and OHKO it with Leaf Storm.

Abomasnow weakness to all forms of hazards means it absolutely needs removal support if it is going to be effective, so Pokemon like Charizard and Cramorant are excellent teammates. Charizard specifically is one of Abomasnow's best partners, as it can remove hazards and pressure many of the Steel types that Abomasnow normally has to predict around. Charizard also appreciates Abomasnow's ability to remove bulky Water-types, as do other Fire-types like Ninetales and Salazzle. Abomasnow also has a tough time switching in due to its plethora of weaknesses, so U-turn and Volt Switch support from Pokemon like Alolan Raichu, Vikavolt, and Passimian. This biggest of these weaknesses is of course, Fire-types. As such, Water type teammates like Vaporeon and Gastrodon make for excellent partners to Abomasnow. If not running Focus Blast, Abomasnow has a lot of trouble breaking Snorlax, so teammates that can swich-in easily and handle it such as Bewear, Sableye, and Curse Steelix are greatly appreciated.

[SET]
name: Mixed Attacker
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Ice Shard / Rock Slide
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Mild
evs: 28 HP / 104 Atk / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mixed Abomasnow has a solid niche in RU by being able to take advantage of many of the tiers staple bulky Pokemon, such as Vileplume, Vaporeon, and Gastrodon, while not having to stuffed by Protect. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Abomasnow's Stealth Rock weakness, giving it more chances to switch in and making it not have to rely on Defog or Rapid Spin support to be effective. Abomasnow dual STAB is incredibly difficult for much of the tier to switch into, and Abomasnow's ability to switch moves gives it a chance break past the Ice resists that commonly switch in. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that catches many of Abomasnow's switch-ins such as Coalossal, Copperajah and Ninetales. Ice Shard gives Abomasnow a chance to pick off some of the tiers cleaners if they are weakened, including Virizion, Braviary, and Rillaboom. Alternatively, Rock Slide can be used to lure in Charizard, a relatively safe Abomasnow switch-in. The EV spread allows you to 2HKO Max Defense invested Vaporeon with Wood Hammer while outpacing Claydol.

Abomasnow is able to take advantage of many of the tier's Water, Ground, and Grass-types. This makes teammates that struggle to break them, such as Charizard, Rotom-N, and Passimian, solid partners to Abomasnow. Snorlax is the Pokemon that gives the set the most issues, as even with Wood Hammer Abomasnow struggles to secure a 3HKO, so Pokemon that switch into it with ease, like Steelix, Vileplume, or Bewear are necessary partners. Due to this Abomasnow set being quite a bit weaker than Specs, Abomasnow also appreciates Spikes and T-Spikes support to break past Pokemon like Steelix and Jellicent, which makes Garbodor an excellent partners. After securing a KO, Abomasnow often invites in the plethora of Fighting and Fire-types in the tier, so having good switch-ins to them, such as Snorlax, Weezing, and Jellicent is valuable. Fire-types specifically are the probably the biggest headaches for Abomasnow, so support from Water-types that can switch in and support Abomasnow such as Stealth Rock Drednaw, Jellicent, and Vaporeon are all greatly appreciated.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Slowbrosky, 195344]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mavis, 469610], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 
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Mavis

Banned deucer.
[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Leaf Storm
move 3: Earth Power / Focus Blast
move 4: Giga Drain / Focus Blast
item: Choice Specs
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Modest
evs: 132 HP / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Abomasnow, when paired with Choice Specs, becomes one of the most difficult Pokemon to switch into in the RU tier. Abomasnow is able to get past many of the tier walls due to its excellent coverage and ability to negate Leftovers with Hail. Abomasnow's dual STAB coverage is only resisted in the tier by Steel and Fire-types, many of which do not appreciate switching into Abomasnows other coverage moves while taking Hail chips. Earth Power itself is excellent coverage as it hits those aforementioned Steel and Fire types that like to try and switch into Abomasnow, such as Copperajah, Salazzle, and Ninetales. Alternatively, Focus Blast provides the same coverage against Steel types, while providing super effective coverage against Abomasnow's most common switchin, Snorlax. Giga Drain is a secondary Grass STAB that gives Abomasnow a bit of longevity while also allowing Abomasnow to stay in after clicking its STAB move in a trade off for significantly less initial power. The Speed EVs allow for Abomasnow to outpace Claydol and OHKO it with Leaf Storm.

Abomasnow weakness to all forms of hazards means it absolutely needs removal support if it is going to be effective, so Pokemon like Charizard and Xatu are excellent teammates. Charizard specifically is one of Abomasnow's best partners, as it can remove hazards and pressure many of the Steel types that Abomasnow normally has to predict around. Charizard also appreciates Abomasnow's ability to remove bulky Water-types, as do other Fire-types like Ninetales and Salazzle. Abomasnow also has a tough time switching in due to its plethora of weaknesses, so U-turn and Volt Switch support from Pokemon like Alolan Raichu, Xatu, and Passimian are greatly appreciated. This makes Pokemon like Intelleon, Alolan-Raichu, and Xatu are all solid teammates. If not running Focus Blast, Abomasnow has a lot of trouble breaking Snorlax, so teammates that can swich-in easily and handle it such as Bewear, Sableye, and Curse Steelix are greatly appreciated. (add in mentions about fire types being super threatening, water-types being good teammates.

[SET]
name: Mixed Boots Mixed Attacker
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Ice Shard / Rock Slide
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Mild
evs: 28 HP / 104 Atk / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mixed Abomasnow has a solid niche in RU by being able to take advantage of many of the tiers staple bulky Pokemon, such as Vileplume, Vaporeon, and Gastrodon, while not having to stuffed by Protect. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Abomasnow's Stealth Rock weakness, provides Abomasnow with a bit more longevity than normal, giving it more chances to switch in and making it not have to rely on Defog or Rapid Spin support to be effective. Abomasnow dual STAB is incredibly difficult for much of the tier to switch into, and Abomasnow's ability to switch moves gives it a chance break past the Ice resists that commonly switch in. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that catches many of Abomasnow's switch-ins for an OHKO/2HKO such as Coalossal, Copperajah and Ninetales. Ice Shard gives Abomasnow a chance to pick off some of the tiers cleaners if they are weakened, including Virizion, Braviary, and Rillaboom. Alternatively, Rock Slide can be used to lure in Charizard, a relatively common safe Abomasnow switch-in. (add in a space here) The EV spread allows you to 2HKO Max Defense invested Vaporeon with Wood Hammer while outpacing Claydol.

Abomasnow is able to take advantage of many of the tier's Water, Ground, and Grass-types. This makes teammates that struggle to break them, such as Charizard, Intelleon, Rotom-N, and Passimian, solid partners to Abomasnow. Snorlax is the Pokemon that gives the set the most issues, as even with Wood Hammer Abomasnow struggles to secure a 3HKO, so Pokemon that switch into it with ease, like Steelix, Vileplume, or Bewear are necessary partners. Due to this Abomasnow set being quite a bit weaker than Specs, Abomasnow also appreciates Spikes and T-Spikes support to break past Pokemon like Steelix and Jellicent, which makes Garbodor an excellent partners. After securing a KO, Abomasnow often invites in the plethora of Fighting and Fire-types in the tier, so having good switch-ins to them, such as Snorlax, Weezing, and Jellicent is valuable. (also add in fire types being a massive headache and water types being dope teammates)

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Slowbrosky Lots to go over here. PM me when you have implemented it all and I will look at it again.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Leaf Storm
move 3: Earth Power / Focus Blast
move 4: Giga Drain / Focus Blast
item: Choice Specs
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Modest
evs: 132 HP / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
[mention its competition - Abomasnow is slower than vanilluxe / sneasel and can't set up like frosmoth can. however, it has more immediate power (and, to a lesser extent, can use its typing to come in against common bulky waters/grounds)].
Abomasnow, when paired with Choice Specs, becomes one of the most difficult Pokemon to switch into in the RU tier. Abomasnow is able to get past many of the tier walls due to its excellent coverage and ability to negate Leftovers with Hail. Abomasnow's dual STAB coverage is only resisted in the tier by Steel and Fire-types, many of which do not appreciate switching into Abomasnows other coverage moves while taking Hail chips. [idk about "steel and fire-types" resisting its STABs in practice; the most common steel is Steelix, which is neutral to both STABs, and the most common Fire is the Ice-neutral Charizard. something about how "even some of the tier's prominent steel and fire-types cannot resist its STAB combo" would be nice]. Earth Power itself is excellent coverage as it hits those aforementioned the Steel and Fire types that like to try and switch into Abomasnow, such as Copperajah, Salazzle, and Ninetales. Alternatively, Focus Blast provides the same coverage against Steel types, while providing super effective coverage against Abomasnow's most common switchin reliable check, Snorlax. [Ninetales probably gets more use than snorlax; dont make this an argument about usage]. Giga Drain is a secondary Grass STAB that gives Abomasnow a bit of longevity while also allowing Abomasnow to stay in after clicking its STAB move in a trade off for significantly less initial power. [too wordy]. The Speed EVs allow for Abomasnow to outpace Claydol and OHKO it with Leaf Storm.

Abomasnow's weakness to all forms of hazards means it absolutely needs removal support if it is going to be effective, so Pokemon like Charizard and Cramorant are excellent teammates. [i dont love Cram but u can keep it if you want. consider mentioning some of Defog Silvally-Fairy or Silvally-Steel, Claydol, and Coalossal in this section.] Charizard specifically is one of Abomasnow's best partners, as it can remove hazards and pressure many of the Steel types that Abomasnow normally has to predict around. Charizard also appreciates Abomasnow's ability to remove bulky Water-types, as do other Fire-types like Ninetales and Salazzle. Abomasnow also has a tough time switching in due to its plethora of weaknesses, so U-turn and Volt Switch support from Pokemon like Alolan Raichu [if u have alolan raichu to threaten water types u cant really use it to bring snow in vs water types], Vikavolt, and Passimian [Silv-Steel is a good mention here since it baits in Water-types and can then U-turn/parting shot out to snow] can help bring it in safely against the slower Water-types and Ground-types it can take advantage of. This biggest of these weaknesses is of course, Fire-types. As such, Water type teammates like Vaporeon and Gastrodon make for excellent partners to Abomasnow. If not running Focus Blast, Abomasnow has a lot of trouble breaking Snorlax, so teammates that can swich-in easily and handle it such as Bewear, Sableye, and Curse Steelix are greatly appreciated.

[SET]
name: Mixed Attacker
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Ice Shard / Rock Slide
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Snow Warning
nature: Mild
evs: 28 HP / 104 Atk / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mixed Abomasnow has a solid niche in RU by being able to take advantage of many of the tiers staple bulky Pokemon, such as Vileplume, Vaporeon, and Gastrodon, while not having to stuffed by Protect [??? Rephrase the end of that.]. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Abomasnow's Stealth Rock weakness, giving it more chances to switch in and making it not have to rely on Defog or Rapid Spin support to be effective. Abomasnow dual STAB is incredibly difficult for much of the tier to switch into, and Abomasnow's ability to switch moves gives it a chance break past the Ice resists that commonly switch in makes it [easier to break through common defensive cores / harder to pivot around] [say one of those two things]. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that catches many of Abomasnow's switch-ins such as Coalossal, Copperajah and Ninetales. Ice Shard gives Abomasnow a chance to pick off some of the tiers cleaners if they are weakened, including Virizion, Braviary, and Rillaboom. [how weakened do they need to be? get more specific here. for example, i see it does just 35 min to Virizion]. Alternatively, Rock Slide can be used to lure in Charizard, a relatively safe Abomasnow switch-in. [consider adding a second grass STAB besides Wood Hammer, since i'd rather not get wish-protect by vaporeon until i'm at like 40% hp. also, it's nice to not be totally useless against it if you are burned]. The EV spread allows you to 2HKO Max Defense invested Vaporeon with Wood Hammer while outpacing Claydol. [im confused by this:
104 Atk Abomasnow Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Vaporeon: 266-314 (57.3 - 67.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage and Leftovers recovery.
0 Atk Abomasnow Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Vaporeon: 236-282 (50.8 - 60.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage and Leftovers recovery

104 atk is not necessary to 2hko; is there another reason for this ev spread?]

Abomasnow is able to take advantage of many of the tier's Water, Ground, and Grass-types [which ones? virizion and vileplume hit it super effectively, and rotom-mow volt switches away from it and/or burns it]. This makes teammates that force them into battle or struggle to break them, such as Charizard, Rotom-N, Steelix, and Passimian, solid partners to Abomasnow. Snorlax is the Pokemon that gives the set the most issues, as even with Wood Hammer Abomasnow struggles to secure a 3HKO, so Pokemon that switch into it with ease, like Steelix, Vileplume, Scrafty, [vileplume is a bad lax answer; also, two grass types?] or Bewear are necessary partners. Due to this Abomasnow set being quite a bit weaker than Specs, Abomasnow also appreciates Spikes and T-Spikes support to break past Pokemon like Steelix and Jellicent, which makes Garbodor an excellent partner. After securing a KO, Abomasnow often invites in the plethora of Fighting and Fire-types in the tier, so having good switch-ins to them, such as Snorlax, Weezing, and Jellicent is valuable. Fire-types specifically are the probably the biggest headaches for Abomasnow, so support from Water-types that can switch in and support Abomasnow teammates that can take them on, such as Stealth Rock Drednaw, Rhydon, Jellicent, and Vaporeon are all greatly appreciated.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Slowbrosky, 195344]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mavis, 469610], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 
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